Sr Software Test Engineer

Location: Pittsburgh

Job Type: Contract to Hire

Senior Software Test Engineer to join the Technology Solutions team! The primary role of the Senior Software Test Engineer is to verify and validate requirements for given features within a project to ensure compliance with quality standards and customer needs. This individual will take ownership of their projects testing strategy, review requirements and specifications for clarity, plan the testing approach, design test cases, and execute tests in an Agile/SCRUM based software development model. The role will require a broad background in computer science, the application of many different programming languages, a complete set of programming/debugging skills, ability to adapt and change, and an aptitude for continuous learning.

Responsibilities: • Owns the design, creation, implementation and maintenance of test automation framework and departmental tools • Provides strategic vision and focus for the automation framework and tool development • Creates test strategies, plans, and cases for the applications under his/her control • Assists/consults/guides development staff in the creation of unit and integration testing • Conduct QA code reviews and perform code inspections leading to optimizations. • Perform manual testing and other duties as required • Create defect reports with detailed steps, environmental conditions, and other details as needed to reliably reproduce the issue • Assure traceability of requirements between test cases and product features • Coordinate testing activities with other analysts within or external to his/her project • Proactively seeks to improve product testability • Identifies gaps in testing and works diligently at filling those gaps • Propose, define and implement processes and standards for test automation. • Helps guide and improve process initiatives • May conduct process audits of other teams • Ensures compliance with departmental standards • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment • Works closely with the leadership across functional domains to provide communication to all team members of relevant information, including schedules, process, organizational issues, etc. • Assess and suggest department-wide initiatives for improving the efficiency of software testing. • Provide technical leadership for challenging issues • Mentors, motivates, and inspires team members • Coordinates and delegates tasks to team members towards a common goal • Provides feedback for staff evaluations • Maintains skill set and awareness of test automation industry standards • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors. • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field from an accredited university is required or has acquired core software test engineering skills and knowledge via practical experience • Typically has 4+ years’ experience in a Software Test Engineer role as part of a software development organization; and 4+ years of writing test automation scripts with deep knowledge in one or more languages doing Functional and API testing (JavaScript, Java, Ruby) • Expert knowledge of automated testing frameworks and coding standards/best practices • Experience writing performance automation scripts • Expert at manual testing concepts, techniques and best practices • Deep knowledge of SQL • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Team player with the ability to work collaboratively as well as individually • Demonstrates mastery of the fundamental tools and concepts of software quality assurance.

Preferred Qualifications: • Experience working with Protractor / SuperTest / Selenium Webdriver • Mocking API calls and test data Performance / load testing experience • Experience with container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes • Experience working with cloud computing services such as AWS • Significant commercial use of Cypress.